Founded in Faith-Building on Excellence Capital Campaign

Imagine a Seton Catholic Preparatory campus with its own sprawling Event Center!
This will be a place
  • where students can gather for Mass;
  • where alumni can attend reunions and Hall of Fame honoree events; and
  • where our Seton Catholic community can gather for parent and student activities.
The new Seton Catholic Event Center will make this a reality. The Founded in Faith — Building on Excellence capital campaign focuses on the new building, as well as the renovation of our existing McMahon Gymnasium. 
When the state-of-the-art Event Center debuts, it will include:
  • two floors spanning more than 50,000 square feet,
  • a spacious lobby,
  • two concession areas and
  • new rooms for weightlifting, film review and spin class. 
Renovations to our existing McMahon Gymnasium include:
  • expanded Cheer Room with higher ceilings to allow for stunts,
  • expanded Wrestling room,
  • upgraded Girls and Boys Locker Rooms, and most importantly
    The Event Center will also include a sound booth, a warming kitchen for catering prep and storage areas for tables, chairs and equipment for facility rentals. We envision this space to be where community members can come for corporate gatherings and other revenue-generating meetings.
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Step 1 Complete!
We now have Air Conditioning in McMahon Gym!
This project completed Summer of 2023, also brought the necessary power from the Fine Arts Building to the gym that will be needed for the new Event Center!
We still need your help to build the Event Center!
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Experience the new Event Center:
Explore this brochure to find out more about the event center and campaign:
Case Statement
What does it mean to our athletes and fans to have A/C? Find out here:
Victor Serna
We continually strive for excellence at Seton Catholic Preparatory. The Founded in Faith – Building on Excellence campaign will honor former Seton Catholic students and families, excite current Sentinels, transform our campus and engage our civic community for generations to come. I invite you to join us in prayer and support to ensure the foundation of excellence, the pursuit of knowledge, and the love for others shines brightly in our Event Center and throughout the Seton Catholic community.
- Principal Victor Serna
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We invite you to join us in praying our Campaign Prayer, written for us by Fr. Gabriel Terrill, Seton Catholic Preparatory's Chaplain 
Campaign prayer

Click to download and print.

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A Special Thank You to All of Our Campaign Leaders
Victor Serna, Principal
Sal Flores, Campaign Chair
Tony Rodriguez, Director of Advancement
Patricia Glasser, Assistant Director of Advancement
Honorary Chairs
Noreen & Greg Cravener
Carol & Dwayne Dobson
Ann Meyers Drysdale
Sylvia Valdez Stoll '58 & Mark Stoll, Sr. '58
Kellie & Bob '87 Adlhoch
Ike Basha
Andrea & Bryan Davey
Laura & Fred DeCaro
Rindi Eubanks- Garcia '87 & Rudy Garcia
Nancy & Goose Gosewisch
Leah & Matt '97 Kochis
Amy & Chaz LaLicata
Fr. Dan McBride
Sharla & Norm Mendoza
Francine & Carlos Munoz
Mary Jane & Bill Nowak
Anna & Gabe '88 Ortiz
Yvonne & Jason Pastore
Anissa & Joe Pongratz
Fr. Gabriel Terrill
Mary & Joe Terrill
Kris & Joe Wallace
Marie & Rich Zawtocki
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Event Gym Event Center Event Mass
We are here to answer your questions.
A. We are currently in the quiet phase of the campaign, working behind the scenes on preparation, recruiting, training and campaign materials. The campaign will officially kick-off in late summer/early fall. Keep an eye out for more information and other campaign details over the next several months.
A. Our campaign offers a wide range of gift opportunities to participate at all levels.  Because our needs are urgent we encourage you to complete your pledge within three years, but accommodations can be made if needed.  Pledges payable over three years allow donors to consider more substantial commitments than are possible with one-time cash gifts.
A. A pledge to support the Founded in Faith - Building on Excellence Capital Campaign is not legally binding.  Our hope is that you make a commitment that you consider to be meaningful.  All pledges will be kept confidential with only the people responsible for maintaining campaign records having access to your pledge details.
A. Yes.  While our primary needs require immediate funding, if a donor offers a planned gift, we will accept all deferred gifts and apply them to the endowment-building portion of the campaign.  Gifts from donor-advised funds and private foundations are also welcome and will be applied to the capital projects.
A. As a qualified 501(c)3 non-profit organization, campaign gifts to Seton Catholic Preparatory are tax-deductible.  Donors with specific questions regarding tax deductibility should contact their professional tax advisors.
A. While cash gifts are deductible for those who qualify, some popular gift options for donors are: Gifts of highly appreciated securities (stock) may provide donors with additional tax savings by avoiding capital gains tax and qualifying for a charitable tax deduction.
An individual age 70 1/2 or older can transfer up to $100,000 from their IRA to the campaign and satisfy the required minimum annual distribution- without paying taxes on the withdrawal.
A. Providing that the campaign is as successful as we believe it will be, we plan to break ground in 2023 and have the construction of the Event Center and renovation of McMahon Gym completed within 18-24 months.  We are speeding up the process to be able to take advantage of cost savings by being able to purchase material to complete the construction and have the least amount of disruption to the school, as one project.
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Hear from our community about the Campaign in these videos:
Principal Victor Serna
Mini Bernasconi Olivas '94, Director of Admissions 
Karen Self, Faculty Member and Coach
Robbie Peñate, Director of Student Involvement and Activities 
Seton Catholic Prep Students
3 generations of the Ryan family
Event Center Flythrough with quotes